Where are sea turtles known to exist in Australia's N and NW Commonwealth Marine Reserves?

Researchers from Project D1 of the Marine Biodiversity Hub of the National Environmental Science Programme present this interactive map-based summary of where sea turtles are known to exist in the Commonwealth Marine Reserves of the N and NW regions.

Data were obtained from the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA), the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), the University of Western Australia (UWA), the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and Woodside Energy.  ​We took reasonable steps to identify and remove duplicate records when combining these datasets.  As our aim in collating this data was to identify locations where sea turtles had ever been observed, we retained all data regardless of age. The data contains records of where sea turtles are known to exist, but none where they are known to be absent.  Other datasets exist that are not publically available and thus weren't included in this analysis.

How to use the map

 Click on this icon at the top left of the map to see a full screen version.

          Then click on each red square to see how many sea turtles were recorded there.

   Click on this icon also at the top left of the map to zoom in closer to (+ ) or further from (-) the map.